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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, sfcPTEMBER 9, 1013.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
Day's News Happenings In Rock Island's Sister City
Mrs. Philip Thomas Makes
Two Attempts on Own Life
but Both Fail. .
TRIES ROPE, THEN GAS
Daughter Comes to Her Rescue Both
Times Second Effort Is
Jealousy prompted by,, her hus
band's attentions to. another woman
and discouragement over his re
peatedly broken promises to mend his
ways were given by Mrs. Philip Tho
mas, 519 Fourth 'avenue, as the rea
son for two attempt at suicide this
morning. The first was by hanging
and the second, which was almost
successful, by turning .on the gas in
the kitchen stove.- Her 14-year-old
daughter, Lily, was instrumental in
saving hr life In bo'h cases.
The first attempt was made at 6
o'clock when Mr. Thomas went to'
an outbuilding In the rear of the
horse for the purpose of doing away
with herself. Being In a state of ex
treme dejection and having frequent
ly threatened t-c!f destruction, she
was watched closely by her daughter,
who followed her and found her try
ing to fasten a rope to a beam above
her head. After a strugg'.e the girl
got possession of the rope.
Mrs. Thomas had her apron strings
knotted around her neck and had al
ready tried to suspend herself from
the b'am by tying the apron over it,
but t'ue cloUi was not equal to the
Strain and gave aj-. Abrasions on
the neck showed where the strips
had drawn ti;ht before they brgke.
MOT IK I. AWAY.
About 8 o'clock the mother per
suaded the girl to go downtown to
pay the premium in a life insurance
policy for $1,0'H which the woman
holds and which she explained must
be j,ail to prevent lapsation. The
girl went after exacting a promise
from her mother to make no further
attempts on her life.
No sooner had the daughter de
parted than her mother . closed and
locked the kitchen doors, turned on
all Jets in the gas stove and lay down
in front of it with her head on a pil
low. When I.lly returned in half an hour
she smelled gas. Rushing into the
kitchen she found ber mother appar
ently dead. Opening a window she
cried tor assistance and Mrs. A.
Grundlierg. a neighbor, came and th?
two dragged her out Into the open
lr. A. II. Arp was summoned and
brought a pulmoter, which he used
for l' minutes before there was a
Mun of life. Then rcppiraliou was
resume 1, Mrs. Thomas was then
taken to the city hospital, where aa
hour later she was restored to con
Kcicisness. The physician says she
will live. ;
' WHO I Ft A M1TK.
Before trying to take her life. Mrs.
Thomas wrote a ncte to be read after
her death In " h!ch the to'.d of the al
lowed attentions of her husband to
another woman, whose initials were
given. She rolutd that many prom
ises to reform had been broken and
RHid that she hoped lie wou'.d lead a
better life after her death. The note
"Have a cheap funeral for me. You
will need the money."
The money referred to was the life
insurance, which sl9 intended to go
to her three children.
Mrs. Thomas IS 35 years of age.
Besides the daughter, Lily, there are
. tw0 sons, both being at school when
the second attempt at suicide was
The husband has been employed
at the Eagles' horn.' but Mr. Thu
mas has been taking boarders In at
tempt to help support Uie lamtly. ri
couragemeot over failure to mak
both ends meet in this enterprise may
have had something to do with hr
HOUSE IN CANADA
F. Berkey," Moline piow
Come to Local Offices.
Withdrawal from the Canadian field
by the Moline riow company will
brine about the transfer of O. F.
Berkev. manaeer of the branch house !
!at Winnipeg, to the home offices here,
where .he will be assistant manager which is in session, will be present,
in the trade department under A. C. Efforts will be made to convince them
Barber. ' Traveling men. who have the necessity for a bridge at Colona.
been working out of the Winnipeg j Addresses w ill be given by Attorney
branch, will be sent ta other stations Waterman of Geneseo, Spate's Attor
In the United States. .jney Anderson of Kewanee, Dr. W. E.
Reaction following the boom that ! Taylor and Mayor M. R. Carlson of
has kept settlers from the United I Moline. and George W. Ross of East
States going to Canada in a constant j Moline.
stream for several years is given as
the reason for closing the Winnipeg
branch. Opening of land in the north
west appears to have carried on too
rapidly and man;- of the newcomers
are now said to be in financial straits,
the. general effect being discouraging
to the Implement business.
LOST PURSE MAY
LEAD TO ARREST
The police are looking for two girls,
who yesterday afternoon picked up a
purse belonging to a Moline woman,
on Fifth avenue between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets. A business
man, who saw th woman drop the
purse pointed her out to the girls, and
me gins, auu
e purse. This
they to':d him they w
her and give back .th
morning, however, the man saw the
woman and asked her if she had re
covered the purse and she said she
had not. The matter was then called
to the afention of the police. No
names were given out. The purse con
tained several dollars and some valu
LOWER CLASSES AT HIGH
SCHOOL PICK OFFICERS
. Officers elected by the sophomores
and freshmen at the high school were
announced today. The former chose:
President Clifford Lundberg.
Vice president Margaret Heim
beck. Secretary Helen Smith.
Treasurer Vera McCune. . .
Members of athletic board of con
trol Clifford Skogh, Florence Eng
strom. Officers of the freshmen are:
President Harold Wood.
Vice president Chauncey Kinsey.
Secretary Ralph, Maxson.
Treasurer Claude Ludwick.
Member board of control Irene
Roy Miller and Arnold Torsel were
tied for the other member of the board
and another vote had to be taken.
The result was not given out today.
NEW MARK IN ENROLLMENT
Are 3,951 in Schools, 379 More Than
First Week Last Year.
Total enrollment in the Moline pub
lic schools for the first week of the
fall term was 3.951. an increase of 379
over last year's similar period. Of
this number 440 are in . the kinder
garten and 101 in the continuation
school. The high school has 465.
the central grammer school 307 and
there are 2,638 in the grades below
the eighth. : -
Johnson Is Acquitted.
Gust Johnson, under arrest since
last week on the charge of fighting,
was- acquitted by a jury in the court
of Justice Harvey Williams yesterday
afternoon. Johnson convinced the
jury that he was merely an innocent
SIMOX & LANDAUER
DAVENPORT. IOWA .
Young men who take to
the new things while they're new
are taking to these Fall Styles and Fabrics.
It's because of the many times in the. past
that advanced styles were first shown here
and the many times that we'll do it in the
future that we are known as the store for
Suit and Overcoats
If you're interested in macklnaws, ask
or write for our Illustrated booklet; it
6hcws the latest styles in all lengths.
EXPECT MANY TO
East Moline Commercial Club
Ready to Entertain Super- .
. visors and Others.
Preparations are complete for the
smoker 10 be given tomorrow evening
jUIu,r ,ne s'Pis of the East Moline
Commercial club at. Ryan's hall for
members of the Rock Island and Henry
county supervisors and others interest-
e(j tn tne propOSed bridge across Rock
; r,v,r t Colona. It will begin at
, o'clock. Invitations have been sent
'out to more than 250 men. It is be-
Heved that a large share of the mem-
jbers of the Rock Island county board,
MAIL PASSES'TO NEW
CONTROL OCTOBER 1
Terms of sale of the Moline Mail and
Journal by the present owners, repre
sented by Manager C. J. Zaiser, to (
Woodworth Clum and T. J. Van Deu-
sen of Davenport have been practi
cally closed. The transfer of con
trol is expected to take place Oct. 1.
Mr. Van Deusen, it is understood, is
to take personal charge. He has been
connected with the advertising depart
ment of the Davenport Democrat.
Mr. Clum, who is well known in the
three cities, holds a managerial posi-
tion with the Davenport Locomotive j
t-uuic muuiua o6u uc auu mo
father purchased the Clinton Adver-
tiser and part of his time has since
works, bome months ago he and his
been devoted to the affairs of that,
puDiicatjon. His experience in news-
paper work is broad, he having beenim East Moline. and the municiDalitv
connected un metropolitan papers
ana naving a one woric in tne national
capital, for a time being the Washing
ton correspondent of The Argus. Some
years ago he came to Davenport as
secretary of the Great Davenport com
mittee. FINDS MONEY IS STOLEN;
DRINKS DOSE OF POISON
Theft of money her husband had
saved is given as the reason for an at
tempt at self destruction by Mrs.
Peter Anastassojsoulos at her home in
tast jvionne saturaay. She drank a
quantity of fly poison, an overdose de
feating her purpose, and a physician
succeeded in saving her life.' The
man accused of the theft is- Peter
Athenosidis. a boarder, who is alleged
to have gotten away with $85 in cash
and a check for $40. He left a note
explaining that he had gone to New
York and would repay the money on
MOLINE IS DISINTERESTED
Rock Island Colored People Are Giv-
ing Barbecue Thursday.
Moline colored Methodists are "dis
interested" In the barbecue to be held
at Prospect park Thursday of this
week, as one of (he members put it
today. "The Rock Island colored
Methodists are doing this,'' he said,
"and while we want them to go ahead
and have a good time, we don't w-an.
anybody here to be giving money 'to
wcrd it because they think it's our
doings. We're disinterested in it, but
I expect a good many of us will go."
Will Rent Three Buildings.
Two of the three dwellings on the
site of the Deere park will be removed
and the 'third will be kept as a resi
dence for the caretaker. The commis
sion a- Its meeting yesterday after
noon decided to rent all three pHaces
until such time as the' Improvement
ef the tract fcr park purposes is be
gun. to $35
COMPANY BALKS i
AT CASH DEMAND
Home Automatic Telephone
Concern Willing to Meet
ASKED BY EAST MOLINE
Councilmen, as a Result, Disposed to
Wait Till Service Has Been
Payment of money for a franchise is
'something the Tri-City Home Auto-
uc e.epnone company ooesuui
propose to do if it can avoid it. This
was made pretty evident at the meet
ing of the East Moline city council
last evening in committee of ' the
whole to consider the rights the com
pany is trying to secure there. Dur
ing the course of the meeting all
other points, including number of free
phones for the city's use, - extent to
which wires are to be placed under
ground, etc., were all agreed upon,
but when it came to the city's de
mand for $2,000, the company balked.
Its representatives, led by Attorney
Bollinger of Davenport, asked time to
put the question to the men "higher
up" before making final reply, which
is promised at the next regular meet-
jng cf tne council.
Franchises have been secured in
Moline, Rock . Island and Davenport
without any financial return being
given for them and the company takes
the position that East Moline is no
more entitled to such terms than the
"IV 0 IIl'RRV.
In view of this attitude a number of
members of the East Moline council
expressed themselves as in favor of
allowing the franchise question to rest
allowing tile franchise questic
for the time being, till the
has made good in . the othe
Then! it was pointed out. there would
be time enoueh to install the service
would be taking no chances.
PASTOR AND WIFE
Swedish Methodists Extend
. Best Wishes to Mr. and
Rev. and Mrs.. Nels P. Glemaker
were given a farewell reception at the
First Swedish Methodist 'church last
evening, a large number of members
of the congregation being present.
Henry Ecklund expressed the regret
of the congregation at the coming de
parture of the pastor and his helpmeet
and there were musical numbers by
Mrs. Nellie Peterson, Miss Hannah
Kneberg and Miss Jennie Carlson. Mr.
Glemaker was presented with a purse
and he responded, voicing, the reluc
tance with which he severs the pleas
ant connections he has established
since coming to the city. At the
conclusion of the program the com
pany was invited by the Ladies' Aid
society to the basement, where ice
cream and cake was served.
Mrs. Glemaker and the children leave
Friday for a visit of a week with her
parents at Chicago. She will be
joined there later by her husband,
who will spend Sunday in Galva, and
the family wiil then proceed to James
ton,. N. Y., where Mr. Glemaker takes
up his work as district superintend
ent. At the regular meeting of the Scan
dinavian Temperance union resolutions
were adopted expressing appreciation
of the work that Mr. Glemaker has
done as pastor and as president of
the union and regret over his coming
departure from tho city.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
After the .coming state meeting at
Decatur the Knights of Pythias pro -
pose to make an effort to secure 500
new members in the district including j
Moline and Rock Isalnd. A. E. Dan-j
elson of this city, deputy for the dls-j
trict, will be in charge of the work. I
Stops Coffee House Music.
, Sunday night nusic in the coffee'
houses of East Moline is tabooed, Mar
shal Glenn Oakley has issued the or
. der, after complaint from people wlio
, object to ueariag banjos and violins
used to attract business on Sucday.
Piedras Negras, Sept 9. Execution
of an entire company of federal sol
diers captured after a severe flsbt,
rear San Buenos Ventura, was offi
cially " reported to constitutionalist
headquarters today by General Villar
et. insurgent commander at Mon
Corn Crop Made Shy by Drouth.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 9. Hot
. reather ' drought played havoc witJi
:he nation's corn crop causing a '.u
of 421,000,000 bushels between . Aug.
1 aad Sept. 1, according to the gov
ernment monthly crop report. ... ,
PLANNING A CITY
COURT IN MOLINE
Intention Is to Pick First Offi
cers at the Regular Spring
Preparations' are steadily going for
ward for the opening of a city court
in - Moline soon after the new city
hall is completed. It is probable that
the city will be compelled to pay the
salary of the judge, inasmuch as the
state does not do so except in cases
w here the population is 25.UOU or more,
and the 1910vcensus showed Moline's
population to be about 600 short of
this figure. . The salaries of the mas-ter-ln-ciiancery
and the clerk of the
court will be paid out of the fees.
The judge and "clerk, of course, will
be elected, while the former will have
power to appoint the master-in-chan-cery.
Jurisdiction will be taken in
nearly alb cases arising in this city.
It. is probable that no special elec
tion will be held, the first officers
being chosen at the regular election
in the spring.
Body of Prominent Chicagoan
Found in Lake After a
Morning at Song.
Chicago, ni.. 'Sept. 9. Friends and
neighbors of Mrs. Walter B. Smith, a
wealthy society woman of Lake For
est, 111., whose body was found yester
day with a cord around her neck in
Lake Michigan, today discussed the
circumstances of the strange case.
The coroner's inquest late last night
failed to throw any additional light on
the mystery. The verdict said she
came to her death by drowning. An
inquiry yesterday revealed that she
passed part of the morning playing the
piano and singing to her 6-year-old
daughter. A park policeman saw her
standing bareheaded at the end of
the piers between which the body was
. She was the daughter of Vice Pres
ident McCullough of the Chicago and
Northwestern railroad and a grand
daughter of Marvin Hughitt, president
of the board. Her husband is a stock
and bond broker, and son of Byron L.
Smith, a prominent Chicago banker.
. AT MINE INQUIRY
Washington, D. C, Sept. P. George
Shipley,, a detective, defied the senae
investigating committee today tocom
llel him to tell the name of the' Penn
sylvania coal operator who Shipley
had stated had told him that ou'side
coal operators had fomented the W'est
Virginia strike. Shipley was called by
attorneys for the mine -operators to
testify how the strikers preven'ed
strike breakers going to Cabin Creek.
He told of one strike breaker being
chased around the railroad station and
finally cornered. "It seemed that ev
ery man, woman and child in Kana
wha county took a crack at him," said
Shipley. "He, cried, 'God knows I have
done nothing.' Some one replied that
'God had nothing to do with that; that
the miners were running it.' "
On cross examination Shipley said
his information about outside opera
tors was gathered from newspaper re
ports, and what one man told him.
TIM, SULLIVAN IS
GONE FROM HOME
j New York Congressman, Suf-
; . . , - , . ,
Guards and Disappears.
New York. Sept. 9. Congressman
Timcthr D. Sullivan, nicknamed "Big!
Tm." lias been missing for a week.
"e ' eiuaej guaras ai ine couairy
- j,,ome 01 nls romer itesaay morn
ing and relatives fear he has met i
LOOK WANTED 8
Q to buy Second Hand Fur- 9
nature, Stoves, Guns, Re
volvers, Watches, any
thing of value; pay more
and sell cheaper than any
body.. Give us a call. X
. Phone Rock Island 2255. o
: M.SIMMONS, Prop.
1623 Second Avenue.
ad tkf Drtf Unf, tU Tafcacca HaUt asj
r THE KEELEV KSTITfTE, DwigJrt SL
WHEN DOWN TOWN SHOPPING AND TOO
TIRED TO GO HOME AND GET DINNER, STOP
IN AT MATH'S AND TRY OUR NOON-DAY
LUNCH IT IS CERTAINLY FINE, EVERY
THING IS SO CLEAN AND SANITARY AND
THE EATABLES ARE COOKED To A NICEATY.
ONCE YOU TRY OUR LUNCHES YOU WILL
TRY NO OTHER.
TRY OUR ICE CREAMS, CANDIES, CHOCO
LATE AND BON B ONS AND ADD TO THE
HAPPINESS OF YOUR FAMILY.
1712 2d Av.
519 17th St.
harm. He had $1 when he got away.
"Big Tim" had a nervous break
down after the last election and as
a consequence never took his seat in
congress. Instead he was placed in
a sanitarium. The courts adjudged
him incompetent to manage his es
tate of several millions and a com
mjttee of four was appointed to take
charge of his affairs. After a trip to
Europe he was taken t.o his brother's
home and Wll'.iam Bridge and three
men hired to guard him. He' was born
In 1862 and started life as a newsboy.
MEET IN DULUTH
Four Hundred Delegates Gath
er for Conference to Last
. Several Days.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 9. The first
regular meeting of the Swedish Bap
tist general conference of the United
States and Canada will be held here
late today. Many details of the church
will come up for settlement during the j
conference, w hich will hold forth until j
the 14th. The placing of the 400 dele- j
gates in private homes of local Swed- j
ish families has been completed and j
pronounced a success.
TWO DEAD WHEN
TRAIN HITS AUTO
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. f). Mrs. H.
J. Forney and Mrs. D. M. Beck of this
city" were kilied and D. M. Beck and
two members of his family seriously
injured today when their automobile
was struck by an express train six j
miles from here.
South Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 9. Ad
dison Millar, a prominent landncape
painter of New York and Paris, and
his wife were instantly killed, and
Miss Jesse Guthrie, with them In the
Glasses in Time,
Neglect to have them prop
erly examined may cause a
lifetime of sorrow and re
gret Small disorders grow more
serious every day. There is
satisfaction in' knowing for
. sure that your' eyes are all
WB CAN TELL YOU.
JEWELER 02 Second Avenus.
We Buy and Sell
Deere and Company
jMoIine Plow Co.
. Root it Van Dervoort stocks
L ITT EN &' ROBERTS
Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages. -Peoples
National Bank Building
Hock Island, I1L .
I Jit I SOLVED 1
THAT THE LEJON
VE WOULD TEACH
YOU IS THAT OUR,
noon day lunches
are better than
ANY IN THE CITY.
1712 2d Av.
519 17th St.
automobile, died later as the result of
a collision with a New Haven train
at a crossing last night A daughter
of the artist is expected to recover. '
The beauty of the Oliver Type
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This plan ties up a very large
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Thousands tell, us they bought
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noticing the outlay.
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ou make a small first payment
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Then save 17 cents a day and pny
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When you complete 'he pay
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